Panoramic photo of West Princes Street gardens, this has the Castle, The Ross Fountain (which I really wish they would fix) and st cuthbert’s parish church to the right. Between 1460 and 1759 this area was entirely flooded with water, this was the castles northern defense known as the Nor’ Loch
Here, I present to you a panoramic photo of Calton Hill – Panoramic
This is one of two, the other will be updated at a later date.
here we can see The National Monument of Scotland, this is Scotland’s national memorial to the Scottish soldiers and sailors who died fighting in the Napoleonic Wars. Next is Nelson Monument this is a commemorative tower in honour of Vice Admiral Horatio Nelson. lastley we have the Old City Observatory no longer in use.
The Below link and image taken from STV news. Architects have submitted a planning application for a new five star hotel, they call it a ‘ribbon hotel’. In my opinion, its a horrendous piece of monstrosity. Not only doesn’t it fit in with the city, it will ruin the sky line from practically everywhere. It also looks like something else, something a wee bitty rude 😉
Images have been revealed showing how the proposed ‘ribbon hotel’ would look from around the city.
Here in Edinburgh we have a unique way of telling the time, at precisely 1300 everyday (exuding Sundays) we fire a cannon from the castles ramparts. The tradition began in 1861 to provide ships in the Firth of Forth with an audible time signal.
The Melville Monument within St. Andrews square will become an interactive array of colours From sunset to sunrise, 12 March – 28 April as part of the Edinburgh International Science Festival. – Light Fantastic @ St Andrew Square
You can change the colour with a simple tweet. ‘@Edinburgh_CC #colour #LightFantastic’
#red, #orange, #yellow, #green, #blue, #indigo, #violet, #rainbow or #fullspectrum
Edinburgh City Council Link
Some photos of the Solar Eclipse 2015 that occurred above Scotland, Edinburgh had 95% coverage, so not a full Solar Eclipse
Safety first, obviously you cant look directly at the sun, so improvisation was done…. rip apart a old Floppy disk, and use that as a filter. now, you could only look for a second, the bright light messed up the sensors, somewhat difficult to shoot.
Taken with an iPhone, so not the best, but heyho! the red filter, adds some atmosphere to the photos
To help celebrate St. Patrick’s Day several landmarks across these isles will be illuminated green tonight, including oor castle… here’s one I prepared earlier
Green Edinburgh Castle – St. Patrick’s Day
a wee panoramic photo of Arthur’s Seat, also added to the random header imaged.
Taken from the Castle Esplanade, looking down Castlehill & The Royal Mile we can see – Ramsay Garden (Nice apartments if you can afford it), – Camera Obscura formally Outlook Tower (small Observatory dating from 1850), The Crown Of St. Giles Cathedral and the Hub (an old Church now home of the International Festival)
The statue of David Hume sits upon the Royal mile, but if you look closely you will notice his big toe is a shiny brass colour! This was started a while back by philosophy students rubbing it then wishing that his wisdom will rub off on them.